Date: December 15, 2017 8:58 pm Title: Chapter 1
Coffee: First of all, I want to say that I am exactly 1,058% sorry for not reviewing this sooner! I read it the very first day you posted it, and I've read the first chapter 2 or 3 times since then. I kept meaning to review it, but work has kicked my butt these past couple weeks and I just never got around to it. I meant to leave you a detailed list of all the things about this story that I liked, but you don't need it. Just know that this story is *good,* on another level, and I am just so delighted to see this on Psychfic. This is *exactly* the kind of story that I look for but never find---until now. So thank you, sincerely, for posting this! And to be honest, I'm a little jealous of you, ma'am. I've become a decent writer after years of trying and failing, but you have a natural talent. To paraphrase ol' Steve King, a mediocre writer can become a good writer, but great writers are born great. I think it's obvious which category you belong to. Don't stop writing and don't stop growing.
Favorite parts, off the top of my head and in no certain order:
1. Juliet being attacked and the description in that scene, and the way she turned it around by biting him back. Also, I love the way that her turning that around on her attacker came back into play later, with the boss vampire in the abandoned building mentioning that she drained the guy and killed him.
2. Your description of what being a vampire is like---being a person trapped in literally a living corpse. Utter brilliance, and your description of what Juliet is going through is both amazing and flesh-crawlingly creepy!
3. Carlton's reaction to all of this. Their interactions are so on-point and perfect.
You definitely have a talent for description and characterization, but you don't need me to tell you that. The long and short of it is, I love you. :-D
Author's Response: Okay - awfully sorry for the ungodly amount of time it took me to read and properly respond to your review, but - woah. I come off as a pretty laid-back person, but at my core I'm a little emotional bean - and your words literally melted me. I mean it, I'm seriously considering to just print your review and hang it directly over my head so I can look at it every time I feel sad. It's this good. Reviews and feedback aren't everything, but they really help a lot - and yours is probably gonna make me power through the fearsome editing of the last two chaps. I'm not sure I'm gonna be able to get anything done before Christmas, but hopefully it won't take much longer than that :D To keep it simple, otherwise I'd probably just start squealing incoherent cooing noises: - I'm so, so glad you liked the writing. I have been writing for ages, both fics and original projects, and it's still one of the most gratifying, amazing, and precious experiences I've ever had (when it's not biting me in the ass); - I'm equally delighted you liked the characterization, because! They're so precious! And I love them! And I should be the one thanking you for keeping the Psych beacon burning - and for your wonderful stories, as well. I'm pretty sure I reviewed pretty much everything, but your fics literally feel like warm blankets and chocolate cakes - and I love BOTH of these things to pieces. Now I'm gonna print the thing. ;D
Date: December 06, 2017 11:31 am Title: Chapter 1
OMG thank you so so much - your incredibly kind words mean the world to me! And please, do keep writing - I love your stuff and your take on the characters so much! Also, I felt rusty as heck starting this thing because It was months since the last time I wrote anything for Psych and I wasn't sure the chap would be readable or enjoyable, so I'm so happy rn!
Date: December 04, 2017 7:21 pm Title: Chapter 1
This is beyond good. I mean, way, way, way beyond.
OH MY GOSH.
I don't even know where to start! I want to pull this apart piece by piece and lay it all out in front of my and compliment every last bit of it, but I know if I tried I'd end up with much too long a post.
Look at me! I'm just trying to compliment you and I'm already falling apart! XD
Your descriptions are so flippin' good, I just can't even. It's beautiful and terrifying because I can feel it! It's one of those stories that makes me feel like I should never write again because the best as already been done! XD
You're totally gonna wreck this challenge~! ^^